Clinton Suspends Presidential Bid, Pledges Full Support for Obama
By VOA News
07 June 2008
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters at the National Building Museum in Washington, 7 June 2008
Hillary Clinton has declared Barack Obama the winner of the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, and asked her supporters to join her in giving full support to her campaign rival.
Thousands of Clinton's supporters interrupted repeatedly with cheers and applause during her speech Saturday in Washington.
Some boos were audible when she first mentioned Obama's name, but Clinton appealed for all Democrats to work together for the U.S. general election in November, which will choose a successor to U.S. President George Bush.
With her husband, former President Bill Clinton, standing near her, Senator Clinton told her supporters over and over, "We must elect Barack Obama president."
Adopting one of Obama's chief campaign slogans, "Yes we can!", Clinton said she now stands together with Obama in opposing the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for the presidency, Senator John McCain.
"The dreams we share," Clinton said, "are worth fighting for."